OT To Those With 2 Yos

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sahmof3 - February 8

When did your LO consistently use the same hand for eating/writing? I thought my other kids were pretty much doing everything right-handed by a little after a year (with just occasional experimenting with their left hands). They are definitely righties, but my youngest uses his left for everything. I wonder if it's a phase or if we have a lefty!

 

sahmof3 - February 8

.. and I get the bad mama of the day award. My mom just pointed this out to me a week ago lol. Since then I've been watching more closely. I guess I was paying more attention to what he was coloring than which hand he was using ;-)

 

mcatherine - February 8

Hi there...how's the weather in your part of the country? :o) Hayes did everything with his left hand when he was little. Then he started writing with his right in kindergarten, however, he still uses his left hand for eating, drawing, bathing, brushing his teeth and hair - he bats left-handed and wanted a left-handed PS2 controller. So, we may have had a lefty - but it got changed in kindergarten. I wouldn't sway her to use either hand more than the other - let her do what feels natural.

 

Lisastar9 - February 8

My first used his left hands lots before age one and after he is left handed. He says when he is tired of colouring in school he will switch to his right to colour,otherwize he a lefty. hahaMy second is a righty from the get go. My third I am brain dead,but he doeslike to hold things with his left hand he's 10 months.

 

sahmof3 - February 8

Lisa... Are you or dh lefties? My dh's sister and her dh are both righties, but have a lefty... I don't know what determines it, though. mcatherine... one word COLD!!!!!!!, but at least the roads are clear. I guess I can tolerate the bad weather as long as the roads are good. I also eat and hold a cup w/ my left hand, but write with my right. Maybe Justin will do the same... would be neat to have a lefty, though! My sister had the opposite thing happen. She was most definitely right-handed, but she broke her arm right before kindergarten and had to learn to write left-handed. She can still write very well left-handed!

 

Emily - February 8

well my oldest is only 2 1/2 and she is def right handed. She has been using her right for most everything since she was born. Well she used her left to pick up toys and stuff, but she prefered her right. One day my hubby did notice she was tryig to use her left hand. she quickly went back to her right. (my hubby always notces these things cause he is a lefty!)

 

Rabbits07 - February 8

I think by 2+ years mine were definitely exhibiting a preference. Some people are ambidextrous and can use both hands....some can use either for anything while others can only use certain ones for certain things. My dad writes right handed, but throws, shoots a gun, etc. left handed. and his sister is the same way. Incidentally, my dh and my mother are both left-handed...that coupled with an ambidextrous father you would have thought that I would've had a lefty by now, but I haven't.

 

Lisastar9 - February 8

Nope we are both rights. My sister was a left handed and I think Rob has a sister who is left handed. I agree with Rabbits some people are just good at using both hands.

 

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